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Faculty, Alumni, Business Leaders, and Community Members:

NIU STEM Outreach has made a commitment to increasing the number of students interested in and prepared to pursue STEM majors at the college level as well as increasing STEM literacy in the region. 

We need your help!

  • Mentor a student- Middle school / High school / Undergraduate
  • Offer to speak to a class or group of young people about your career or research
  • Partner with us to offer a Family Science Night or Physics Phun Labs at an elementary or middle school
  • Sponsor a campership for a child to attend one of our STEM camps
  • Sponsor an after school STEM club at one or more schools
  • Contribute technology, such as computers, microscopes or new observatory equipment
  • Help sponsor STEMfest, an event attended by thousands each fall

If you or your group would be interested in supporting NIU STEM Outreach, with time, money, or material donations, please contact Pati Sievert at 815-753-1201 or psievert@niu.edu with “support” as the subject.  Provide your contact information and times you can be reached. 

Special Opportunities for NIU Student Volunteers